Used Cars: Cartec Automotive Service Advice on What to Do After You Buy

Thursday 16 November 2017

Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious TULSA drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the TULSA area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, when families downsize or even when someone just wants a new ride. So the used vehicle may be just fine. But some TULSA used vehicle owners sell them because they don't want to deal wi... read more

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in TULSA

Sunday 05 November 2017

Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine has to do with the combustion cycle.Your vehicle engine has cylinders in which a piston travels up and down. At the top of the cylinders are valves that open to bring in the air an... read more

Diesel Maintenance for OK

Sunday 29 October 2017

At Cartec Automotive Service we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV's. But our OK friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. People may not know that diesel engines have long been used extensively in Europe and Asia. In fact, in some markets, there're nearly as many diesel powered passenger cars as there are gasoline.Here's who's announced or is expected to announce new diesels... read more

Busting Automotive Myths in TULSA, OK

Monday 23 October 2017

Myths passed around our TULSA, OK community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall the vehicles of yesteryear and declare their modern decedents to be virtually maintenance free and that anyone who says otherwise is out to rip you off. To get the truth about auto myths you hear around the TULSA area, come over to Cartec Automotive Service... read more

Automotive Tips from Cartec Automotive Service: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

Monday 16 October 2017

When TULSA drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake systems.If you can’t afford to replace all four tires at once, you should at least replace two on the same axle. New tires should always be put on the rear axle for stability in slippery conditions. Your... read more

Automotive Tips from Cartec Automotive Service: Brake Noise

Tuesday 10 October 2017

Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in TULSA. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they won’t stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are exposed and you’ll hear a squeal or grinding sound. That’s when TULSA drivers should replace their brake pads at Cartec Automotive Service. Not only will new pads restore your stopping power... read more

Using Proper Fluids in Your vehicle

Monday 02 October 2017

Today, Cartec Automotive Service is writing about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It's become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It's not that people in TULSA are confused as much as they don't realize how much things have changed in recent years. If you have questions about the fluids in your vehicle, please don't hesitate to stop by Cartec Automotive Service. You can find us on 5609 East 41st Street in TULSA, OK 74135.Just give us a... read more

Good Service at Cartec Automotive Service Equals Good Fuel Economy in TULSA

Saturday 30 September 2017

Whether we're trying to save money, save gas or save the environment, most of us TULSA drivers have an interest in decreasing fuel consumption. We've all heard about ways to save money on gas in OK, but does it really add up to much? How much can we boost our fuel economy through preventive maintenance and more courteous driving?The US government has a website that actually answers that question. Let's look at some of the data and find out if any of these fuel-saving i... read more

What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

Monday 11 September 2017

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in TULSA, OK, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most TULSA drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandable that it's not something on the top of TULSA customers' minds. It's not uncommon for drivers to not know they have a differential let alone know that it needs service. Call Cartec Automotive Service... read more

Higher Mileage Service Intervals for TULSA

Tuesday 05 September 2017

TULSA drivers have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the motoring public in the TULSA area, but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new car.Because new cars are more expensive, TULSA residents are driving their old cars longer. The average car is now over nine years old. 68% of vehicles on the road have mo... read more

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